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Sat, Jan 6 at Midnight


  • Dir. Joe Dante
  • USA
  • 1989
  • 101 min.
  • PG
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Midnight Movies

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Ray Peterson’s (Tom Hanks) suburban staycation takes a dark turn when he becomes suspicious that his new neighbors, the Klopeks, may actually be part of a murderous cult. Enlisting the help of his paranoid friend Art (Rick Ducommun) and his militant neighbor Rumsfield (Bruce Dern), Ray tries to unveil the horrific truth behind the new family on the cul-de-sac in this black comedy from the creator of GREMLINS and THE HOWLING (Joe Dante). Also featuring Carrie Fisher, Corey Feldman, Henry Gibson and Dick Miller.

“One of Tom Hanks' overlooked performances because this bizarre thriller-comedy ends so strangely but there's much to like here.” —Kim Newman, Empire Magazine

“The movie has wider significance in the way it presents suburban expansion as a cheerier version of manifest destiny — an unstoppable force that gobbles up land and then quickly sets about circling the wagons.” —Larsen on Film